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Debit Cards vs. Credit Cards – What’s the Difference?

Debit Cards vs. Credit Cards – What’s the Difference?

Merchants usually ask, “Debit or credit,” when you hand them your debit card to pay for a purchase. Did you know that, although debit cards and credit cards look alike, they function very differently? This blog will explain those important differences. 1. Debit Cards: PIN vs. Signature You have a choice of how you use [...]

Don’t Fall for Phishing & Smishing Scams

Don’t Fall for Phishing & Smishing Scams

We’ve all received those emails or text messages, from unknown or even known senders, with an urgent issue asking you to click on a link or call with your debit card information to rectify. These tactics are known as phishing (email based) and smishing (cell phone text message), and they dupe unsuspecting consumers  into infecting [...]

A Financial Travel Checklist

A Financial Travel Checklist

You’ve placed your liquids, gels and aerosols  into a single, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag. You’ve packed your swimsuit and are ready to go on that long awaited vacation, but have you called your bank? Taking a few minutes to give your bank a call before you take off on vacation could save you a [...]

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